Can you effectively mimic sports activities in the gym? Nah, not really. Good old strength and conditioning work beat gimmicky and flashy every time.
Curiosity should be a part of your athlete toolbox. With curiosity comes the capacity to learn new things or do old things better. With learning comes growth and a long, prosperous training life. It's the 60 year challenge.
Weightlifting is a bit like throwing up a couple of hundred pounds of metal into the air and then having to catch it in a perfectly balanced yoga pose. Your body will have some questions for you, trust us.
Being healthy takes some guts. Not only do you have to exert yourself a little more, but you have to fight the social tide propelling you away from what is best for you.
If you can squat that “unattainable” weight you can do the “unthinkable” in your daily life too.
Runners who start lifting weights with purpose and intensity get faster, last longer, and suffer fewer injuries.
It never gets old, moderation is better than compulsion, obsession, and over-indulgence. It's the healthier way. So, why should your phone and social media be treated any different?
You shouldn't have to be reminded that strength training can help combat many of the physical problems associated with aging.
You ever thought about writing your own obituary? It'd be pretty telling. How you feel about yourself and what you have done so far in life. It may also be the kick in the pants you need to make a change.
It's not the time you got, it's the time you use. We saw that on a tee shirt we made up in our heads. But so true.
All you need to do this workout is some dumbbells and you, the best piece of gym equipment ever created.
Giving these muscles some downtime will support your entire nervous system, including your brain while decreasing the overall stress levels in your body.
Your mental form goes about 100% of the way towards determining your motivation and execution and effort. Earn the weekend is a pretty good mental cue.
No exercise is quite as feared, or revered, as the deadlift. To be clear, there is absolutely nothing unsafe about a correctly performed deadlift. It's just that not all deadlifts are created equal so, pick the right one for you.
Simplicity. Maintenance. Longevity. Strength. Flexibility. Your list never ends as long as you're still living, really living. And your workouts never stop.
Our joints get most of the injury headlines. Elbow aren't always front page news but they sure hurt just as bad when they want to make a point.
Aligning your eating with the natural, circadian rhythms of your human body seems to make sense. Separate the myths from the fads from what would actually work for you, and only you.
Hiring a trainer might help you get faster or stronger, but likely won't magically melt inches off your waistline, cure your issues with food cravings, or help save your marriage for that matter. When it comes to the "personal" part of your goals and desires, ultimately, you are your own best personal trainer.
Most of our failures in sticking with a plan is not being able to live with one. Deprivation sounds great but it is unsustainable. If you're not into passionately engaged in your health it's probably not healthy for you.
A skilled weightlifter can generate 2,500 to 5,500 watts of power doing a snatch. That's why it's also a favorite exercise for anyone wanting to develop power in sports other than weightlifting.
Despite what the internet tells you, you can't do it all. You've got to listen to it because, yes, it talks to you, begs with you, pleads with you, and even knocks you around to teach you a lesson when you don't.
If your body is an instrument then help it to make beautiful music. Master its mechanics and move with grace and strength, ultimately, creating power that can be applied from all angles under stress from all directions.
It's hard work to figure out what is holding you back and correcting your own issues, but the learning experience and the results are well worth the extra effort because of what you learn about yourself.
Got a great little keto recipe ebook for you here. Totally free. Real food seems to work best for real people so make the effort to put the effort into your kitchen workouts. Cooking is really a therapy. Try it sometime.
We need less “do you even lift bro,” and more dabble, play, and perform. You don't want to be dreading the buzzer going off for the end of the game. This is your life, have some fun taking it seriously.
In geezer days, giant steaks were all you needed to put on the muscular pounds. Now we have more science-y stuff which isn't any easier on the wallet but seems a lot more helpful.
We celebrate our achievements big on social media. But, for our species, our lifts, our runs, our contortions, things that we can do because we are healthy and fit, should be the norm and not the pinnacle of achievement.
It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. - Jimmy Dugan
If you’re ever in Newbury Park, California, pay a visit to The Training Hall and meet legendary Strongman and founder, Odd Haugen. And, if you’re really luck, you’ll see Martins Licis, a young athlete who will, no doubt, be the strongest man in the world some day soon
Martins is competing in the Strongest Man in the World qualifiers in the Philippines right now
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@martinslicis is unbelievable - taking first in the deadlift!
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Start your week by refreshing your routines so that you can get that fire in the belly feeling that goes such a long way towards energizing your workouts.
It's worth taking a look at the process of PRP, the reasons why results vary, and how MMA athletes are using it for recovery.
Harder, stronger, better, faster. They're not even all on the list. People are getting woke to the tyranny of the superficial, the negativity of focusing on stuff that, ultimately, doesn't make you better.
Swimming is one of the great total body workouts at any age, if not the most challenging when done right. It's not easy to master and yes, it requires strength and flexibility. You can't just breaststroke your way through it.
When your warm-up is complete there's a lot less resistance between what the body wants to do and what the mind is ready to face.
Pressure on women to exercise immediately after they've given birth is probably the best example of the malignancy of the "look good naked" approach to fitness motivation. Each person's journey is unique. Screw the perfect Instagram shot.
Low-carb or low-fat? No fruits or no meat? Only meat or only fruits? Are you genetically predisposed towards obesity or miraculously endowed with a clockwork metabolism? Guess what? Only you can know for sure.
You sit on them all the time which is probably not much of a life for you glutes considering how much they contribute to your strength and movement. Show them some respect and give them some love in your workouts.
Yes, we're hungry. And we like food and we can take a little time to prepare and make something good so that 50% of our training isn't just shoving stuff down our throats that was made by someone else.
Whether the emphasis is on pounds lost, muscle gained, or some combination of the two, everyone is approaching fitness from the “look better naked” point of view. Is there any other way?
Andreo Spina's functional movement training systems have a lot of fans and have gained followers in the pro sports world. We get to dig into them a little more here and learn how they were developed.
You know there are some people who say weightlifting is a sport for fat people. Well, let's get all science-y and put down the haters and pick up some big weights before we turn into bi-polar Instagram obsessives.
You have until Monday to get the 4 workouts done so, get going you Masters and Teens. Apparently, there's a lot of you competing this weekend. Take the advice here and good luck!
How do we manage anxiety, ambivalence, and stress? How do we prioritize wants and needs? How do we take care of ourselves- physically, mentally, and emotionally? Enjoy the read!
Aging is just changing. Change for the better or change for the worse? Judging by the 40, 50, 60 and plus people who are in the gym these days it can be the best of times.
No one gets into coaching for the money. True story. They do it because they like what they do and who they are doing it for so, cut them some slack and keep a check on your pro dreams for your spawn.
You exist on a continuum of emotional states, physiological states, and biomechanical states. Posture is simply a reflection of that continuum. Finding the middle of that spectrum can help in so many physical activities.
You're a complex physiological phenomenon. Lots of stuff going on inside you that is unique to you, and only you. So, be your own lab because you're your own best hope for objectivity.
Sacrifice the rush and focus on the effort and form. Consistently making good reps is the smart way to work towards your desired results.
We're great believers in food. The kind you make yourself because that's the only guarantee of integrity you'll ever have. So, if you're going keto, which is a thing, then you'll love these tried and tested recipes as part of your plan.
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